There were a few things that I wanted to talk about today, so I figured I’d just lump them all into one post. Nothing like a rando-post every once in a while.
More Wal-Mart Video Stupidity
I posted my opinion of Wal-Mart’s foray into downloadable video the other day and how lousy it was that the damn site didn’t even work in Firefox. Well, it’s gotten better... and by better I mean crappier. If you now head over to Wal-Mart’s video download page and you’re using a non IE6 (or above browser), you get redirected to their “Unsupported Browser” page. Here’s what it says:
We’re sorry ...
Our website requires the browser Internet Explorer version 6 or higher. It appears that you are using Firefox, Safari, or another browser that Wal-Mart Video Downloads doesn’t currently support. Click here to get Internet Explorer for free from Microsoft.
Genius. Guess Wal-Mart doesn’t know that Microsoft stopped making IE for Macs over two years ago. In addition to this nonsense, I found the following FAQs about the service on TUAW:
No Mac, iPod or Zune support. Only Windows Media Player. Man those guys are smart.
16th and Walnut Wreck
I’ve lived in my current place for close to a year now and as I mentioned before, I believe that I’ve uncovered one of Kansas City’s most dangerous intersections.
Today, while watching the latest episode of The Office (with some claaaaaassic uncomfortable moments), I heard three large booms. I looked outside to see if it were something noticeable, but I saw nothing. A while later, I heard several helicopters flying overhead and, shortly thereafter, sirens. I looked out again and made sure I looked South down Walnut. Sure enough, there were three wrecked cars, a tow truck, bystanders everywhere, and cops with a dude cuffed on the ground. I’m unsure what happened, but if there’s a story online somewhere in the next few days, I’ll post it.
41-Day Resolutions Check-Up
Here’s how I stand on my resolutions so far this year: